NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant announcement

NRCS-Maine is announcing the availability of a Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Information on USDA-NRCS-ME-CIG-20-NOFO0001014 may be found at this link on

Applications are accepted from eligible entities for projects carried out in the state of Maine. A total of up to $300,000 is available for the MaineCIG competition in FY 2020. All non-federal entities (NFE) and individuals are invited to apply, with the sole exception of federal agencies. Projects may be between one and three years in duration. The maximum award amount for a single award in FY 2020 is $75,000.

APPLICATIONS DUE DATE: Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern on June 30, 2020.

SUBMISSIONS: Applications must be submitted electronically through In addition, a PDF of the complete application must be emailed to Submissions must be received by the time and date due. Late submissions will not be reviewed or considered. The agency will rely on system generated date and time receipt documentation for submission made both via and e-mail to determine whether applications meet the submission deadline. Click here for more on how to submit an application.